The Last: Latest Ohio bank shooting survivor leaves hospital

A blood donation station set up at Fountain Square, where a shooting took place on Sept. 6 that claimed the lives of three citizens, Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Cincinnati. The motives of the suspect Omar Enrique Santa Perez is still in research. (AP Photo/Dan Sewell)

CINCINNATI – The Latest on the Sept. 6 shootings in Cincinnati bank building (all times are local):

10:01 pm

The woman who was shot a dozen times when a gunman opened fire Thursday in Cincinnati is discharged from the hospital.

UC Health spokeswoman Kelly Martin said the woman was discharged Tuesday evening.

Waller Austin said in a statement Monday that his wife “still has a long way to go in her recovery, both physically and mentally.” Whitney Austin, a 37-year-old Fifth Third Bancorp vice president is one of the only two who survived their injuries.

Omar Enrique Santa Perez, 29, began shooting in the bank headquarters, Thursday morning. The police says that he had about 250 rounds of ammunition for his legally purchased 9 mm pistol. He killed a bank employee and two contractors before the police shot him to death.

The police say they are investigating the motives of the shooter. Florida court records show that he had a history of mental problems.


This story was corrected on Monday, not last week.


2:34 pm

The county coroner describes the shooter in the fatal shooting in downtown Cincinnati, as determined to kill as many people as he could.”

Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco (LAK’-schmee sam-MAHR-koh) reported Tuesday on the autopsy findings of the Fifth Third Bank building shootings Thursday. She says that the shooter in a 9 mm pistol fired standard bullets and hollow-point bullets, which often cause more harm to organs.

A Fifth Third Bancorp employee and two contractors were killed before the police killed the 29-year-old shooter. The coroner says the gunman died from a shotgun blast to his head. The police are still investigating why he attacked in the building that was the headquarters Fifth Third.

She says on Sept. 11, it is suitable for the marking of the quick, heroic work of rescuers.

A person remains in the hospital.

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